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, d.c. for the holiday. before he left for hawaii president obama issued a stern request to congressional leaders to approve legislation before the end of the year. >> once this legislation has agreed to i expect democrats and republicans to get back to washington and have it pass both chambers. i will immediately sign that legislation into law before january 1st of next year. >> the president was referring to legislation that would prevent a middle class tax hike and would protect unemployment insurance. he spoke after talking by phone with house speaker john boehner and meeting with senate majority leader. >>> the dow industrials dropped 120 points. the nasdaq fell 29. we also saw a number of conflicting economic reports that experts say suggests the economy is not sure where it's going top our consumer editor tom vacar is in san francisco's financial district with some explanations. >> reporter: there are two winds. those that are blowing and the much more important economic cross winds. for the overall economy most critical shopping days are ahead of us. >> i'm very c
on a new job. secretary of state. and yesterday president obama officially made him the nominee for the job. our congressional correspondent kate bolduan takes a look at kerry's legacy in washington. >> thank you very much, mr. secretary. >> his senate colleagues have joked about his ambition, what many regarded as the worst kept secret in washington. even in recent senate hearings john kerry already sounded like he was looking ahead to his future job and the anticipated battles over the state department budget with congress. >> that must change. and in the next session of the congress, i hope it will. >> he wasn't the president's first choice. u.n. ambassador susan rice took herself out of the race after republican backlash. >> it was unjustified to give the scenario as presented by ambassador rice. >> senator kerry knows himself about being torpedoed by attacks. accused in his 2004 presidential run about lying about his run. and criticized for his 1971 testimony opposing the vietnam war. >> how do you ask a man to be the last man to die in vietnam? >> kerry was painted a flip-flopper and
a volunteer reader, tutor or mentor with united way. >> harris: president obama is about to leave for hawaii after giving congressional leaders orders. that's a live look at joint air base andrews as we are expected to see any minute now as they take off hawaii are for hawaii. god only knows how they will avoid the fiscal cliff that was after he had to cancel a vote on his own plan because his own members would not support it president obama says he just told speaker boehner and senate majority leader harry reid exactly what to do, and he says they can get it done. before automatic spending cuts and tax hikes kick in on new year's day. ed henry live at the white house. ed? so what's the president's new plan? >> well, harris, the president said he came into the briefing room and said maybe is he a hopeless optimist but is he a new slim down three point plan that he says can pass in 10 days. basically extend tax cuts for 98% of americans. he said both parties agree with that extend unemployment benefits for 2 million americans. those are expiring about a week after christmas. that's a big prob
a letter to congressional leaders yesterday about this very issue. and they actually praise obama care for expanding mental health for making sure that more people have access to mental health. so they endorse the law in 2009 along with the american medical association. so what doctors are saying is let's not stigmatize mental health. and in terms of the incentive and doctors have an incentive to provide health care, obama care bumps up the reimbursement of psychiatric care by 5%. and so another reason why doctors are saying let's bring more people into the system to make sure that people who need care have it. >> neither of those situations represents most doctors. >> the american psychiatric association -- >> secondly, this law puts all nine of the -- all ten of the killers from the last nine shootings would have been put into medicaid under this program which is the lowest -- just a moment, don't interrupt me. the lowest grade -- >> virginia tech situation -- >> the lowest grade -- >> i look at the murders too. you're just wrong. >> hang on, igor. >> the statistics show that a surge
's there or are the the talks on hiatus? >> richard, my sources tell me this is very much a working vacation for president obama and at this time there's no conversation between the president and congressional leaders and that doesn't mean that they're not going to happen. back in washington, d.c., staffers at the white house and on the hill are still there to some extent, communicating with each other and talking with each other, trying to get a deal going. it seemed earlier this week, richard, as though president obama and john boehner were getting close to some sort of a deal, a deal that would have dealt with deficit reduction as well as tax reform, but that all fell apart and now there's a big question mark about how they move forward and the president himself acknowledging when he addressed the nation on friday that given the tight timeframe, hopes for a larger deal have all, but faded and he's calling on congress to work together to just get a deal that would have at the very least extend lower tax rates for those making $250,000 or less and also to extend unemployment insurance and to help lay the groun
. that announcement came after he met with congressional leader. lawmakers will only have a few days to make aeal after they return from christmas break. president obama also announcing john kerry to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. president obama credited him with playing a central role in every major foreign policy debate for nearly 30 years and called on the senate to swiftly confirm his nomination. >>> we are waiting for word on the status of this man, the u.s. veteran jailed in mexico on weapons charges after declaring an antique shotgun at the border. his name is john hammer and his family said mexico's ambassador to the u.s. told him he will be released today. anderson, back to you. >> well, that's certainly good news. we talked to his family last week. they were hugely concerned so we'll be following that closely. susan, thanks. there are obviously going to be more funerals in newtown this weekend. another funeral just tomorrow as monsignor weiss is going to be officiating at. many difficult days ahead, but the families who lost loved ones are not alone. so many people arou
with congressional leader. lawmakers will only have a few days to make a deal after they return from christmas break. president obama also announcing john kerry to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. senator kerry currently chairs the foreign relations committee. president obama credited him with playing a central role in every major foreign policy debate for nearly 30 years and called on the senate to swiftly confirm his nomination. the u.s. marine veteran jailed in mexico on weapons charges is back in the u.s. tonight. his release comes from his mother. he was arrested four months ago after declaring an antique shotgun at the border. mexican authorities said the weapon did not comply with their gun laws. anderson. >> there are obviously going to be more funerals in newtown this weekend. another funeral just tomorrow as monsignor weiss is going to be officiating at. many difficult days ahead, but the families who lost loved ones are not alone. so many are promising to remember the sandy hook victims. we'll be right back. [ bells tolling ] >>> church bells on what was a raw and rainy dece
. obama left today to go to hawaii for the holidays and they're sort of fixated on that. i do know that yesterday the congressional leadership officially received their inauguration invites so at least we have a step in the right direction. >> eva longoria has been a huge supporter of the administration for this admin striegz and she was a tweet meister. >> she's co-chair. she came out big for obama and fund-raising for him and she helped with the latino vote which came out really strong in support of obama. so i think this inauguration and the party is really her payoff for the sweat equity she put into it. >> give us a peek behind the factory doors here and what's in the plans that we don't know about and who will be invited and those sorts of things. in the past there was the huge party or huge concert in 2009. that's not going to happen this year. this year it's really -- and i haven't heard a peep about the inauguration so far. i think it's really going to be toned down. abvowsly, they'll have a concern's concert and they haven't announced who is performing with that and it's
president obama will be able to forge a closer working relationship with congress this time around. then there's the second-term scandal. clinton's second term dominated, basically ended after a year because the lewinsky scandal began. congressional impeachment followed which completely derailed any agenda he hoped to push in that second four years. >> i have to go back to work on my state of the union speech. and i worked on it until pretty late last night. but i want to say one thing to the american people, i wanted you to listen to me. i'm going say this again. i did not have sexual relations with that woman. ms. lewinsky. >> though ronald reagan pushed through a tax overhaul in his second term he also became embroiled in the iran-contra affair. >> a few months ago i told the american people i did not trade arms for hostages. my heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not. >> there is a bright side, if lincoln had not had a second term he would not have won the civil war. reagan's place in history was cemented by the b
calls for a moment of silence to remember the victims. >> president obama is out on holiday vacation with his family in hawaii. it comes a day after he pulled back on his ambitious for a sweeping budget agreement with congressional republicans. the president called for a scaled-back measure to prevent the government from car ring off the fiscal cliff. the plan includes extending tax cut for most americans and taken steps to avoid a papal set of agency budget cuts. >> the president suggested that any chance for a smaller deal may rest in the senate. particulary after the collapse of a plan by house speaker john boehner to allow tax rates to rise for wealthy americans. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend. an appeals court makes a ruling on a state law which bans their peak aimed at turning gay minors straight. we will have more details. here is a live look outside at mt. tam. we will be right back. >> it is back at 8:09 a.m.. we are keeping an eye on the weather this morning. 50 at ski run over to the sierra. it is expected to be cloudy today with scattered snow showers and very high w
Search Results 0 to 11 of about 12 (some duplicates have been removed)